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Kicker motors
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Hi guys I have a question, I have a prov 1775 and I'm looking to put a kicker motor on it. My question is what size and what make?

Posted on: 8/3 2:00:48
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Re: Kicker motors
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I would go with a 9.9, the same brand as the big motor.

Posted on: 8/3 6:43:21
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Re: Kicker motors
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Personally, I would get whatever brand the main engine is so they match. I have a 9.9 Merc pro kicker on my Impact 1875, and it works great. Only complaint is it didn't have a trim switch on the motor, just at the remote throttle, so I had to put one on it. The stock 7 pitch prop would only get down to 1.5 mph, so I put a 5 pitch and now I can get down to .8-.9mph which allows me to get the motor rpm up just a touch when I troll at 2.0. I also highly recommend a speed controller like the trollmaster or similar. Really helps keep the correct speed.

Posted on: 8/3 8:25:55
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Re: Kicker motors
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The 9.9's get the most features because that is what most people use. Match the main engine. Yamaha, Mercury and Suzuki all make great kicker motors. I have a tiller kicker with electric start and tilt. I added the steering bracket and a panther removable steering rod and I can run it tied to the main for steering or just tiller style. Next thing i want to add would be the trollmaster.

Posted on: 8/4 7:07:40
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Re: Kicker motors
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Quote:

PB wrote:
Personally, I would get whatever brand the main engine is so they match. I have a 9.9 Merc pro kicker on my Impact 1875, and it works great. Only complaint is it didn't have a trim switch on the motor, just at the remote throttle, so I had to put one on it. The stock 7 pitch prop would only get down to 1.5 mph, so I put a 5 pitch and now I can get down to .8-.9mph which allows me to get the motor rpm up just a touch when I troll at 2.0. I also highly recommend a speed controller like the trollmaster or similar. Really helps keep the correct speed.


Hey PB...

Shoot me a PM with info on the addition of the trim switch and the lower pitch prop? I'd like to do both these mods on my Pro Kicker.

Posted on: 8/4 15:53:31
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Re: Kicker motors
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We put a Merc 15 on for a kicker.
ISH !!!!
Too loud !!@
Wish we would have gone with a Suzuki or Yamaha.

No need to get the same brand as your main pusher.

Posted on: 8/4 16:52:21
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Re: Kicker motors
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We fish out of a 18 foot Warrior Boat and have used an 8hp Honda Motor for 10 years with NO problems what so ever. It has electric tilt and trim and starts every single time. I hardly use the trolling motor if ever and run that 8hp Honda 30 hours a week up there and it runs excellent.................Kirk

Posted on: 8/4 17:37:38
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Re: Kicker motors
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If your looking used and don't care if you match find a Yamaha t8....super smooth and reliable..if your looking brand new I would look to match motor brands...next question you have to ask yourself is if you want controls at helm or tiller...

Posted on: 8/4 20:51:07
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Re: Kicker motors
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thanks guys for the info. know i just have to find one. mike

Posted on: 8/10 0:21:39
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Re: Kicker motors
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Sorry moose-hunter, I keep trying to send you a pm but it just goes to my outbox and won't send.

Posted on: 8/13 20:26:08
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